It will likely be a few more weeks before “all the numbers are in” for the 2007 Brownwood Reunion Celebration.
But there’s plenty of indications the seventh annual event “was a success,” said Randee Green, executive director for the reunion celebration.
“I think it’s a success from the many positive comments we’ve had. I think it’s a success because once again we had literally hundreds of volunteers doing their best to make the event the best it could be,” Green said.
Green also said, judging from the preliminary counts, attendance was up for at least several of the events. Sunday’s overall attendance is probably a record high of all seven years.
“We had beautiful weather, which is a big factor,” Green said. “We heard lots of positive comments on the additions and new attractions along the midway. Our children’s world is always really popular, but we had some new things there this year and kids really had a big time.”
The reunion could be up in revenue, Green said.
“At least that’s what the early reports are showing, but we haven’t paid all the bills. We don’t even have all the bills. People think when it’s over, then we should know, but it doesn’t work that way. It takes time to get all the numbers in.”
Dale Patterson of Comanche was named grand champion of the BBQ Cook-off, a new contest this year that proved popular enough to become a regular event. Patterson’s wife Aletha, principal at Early Elementary School, was name reserve grand champion. Results for other cook-off winners were not available late Thursday, and will be published when they are.
Emmanuel Jimenez was named the winner of the premiere Brown County’s Got Talent contest.
“I think people had a great time,” Green said. “People come from all over for our reunion, they get here and they enjoy it. I think that’s success.”